London's iconic Abbey Road Studios are set for major multi-million makeover if local planning bosses approve a major revamp on the historical building.

Bosses are hoping to spend a fortune modernising the place in a bid to make it more appealing to modern pop stars and technically-savvy composers.

The recording studios, now under the ownership of Universal Music, became a home from home for the Beatles in the 1960s. The venue will be fitted with new state-of-the-art equipment including a Dolby Atmos system, according to reports.

The work requires planning permission, because the studio's home is a Grade Ii listed.